Public Reading of Reflection of Silence

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Time: 7 PM
Venue: PWM Studio, 7250 Clark St Suite 103, Montreal, QC  H2R 2Y3
Please note that Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal is not located in a fully accessible building. Our space is located above street level and is only accessible via a flight of stairs (nine steps). More info here.

This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome at the door.

Don’t forget to RSVP, seating is limited.

Synopsis

Detached from family and friends, Parifam Mana draws and paints in her private studio—a place where memory and inspiration are in a continuous battle.

Parifam’s world is turned upside down when her childhood friend Ramak re-enters her life. Parifam and Ramak grapple with the hidden truths that linger in their past—soon to be revealed in an exhibition at a museum they built together. 

Warning

Description of rape

About the Playwright

Headshot-Aki Yaghoubi

Aki Yaghoubi is an Iranian-Canadian theatre and film artist involved in writing, directing and acting. Dedicated to the arts for over 18 years, she was trained by iconic Iranian director and drama professor Hamid Samandarian at Kanoon, where she received two awards in Film and Theater Acting & Directing, and Film Script Writing. 

Aki has worked alongside many great writers and directors such as Bahram Beyzai and Mohammad Rezaeirad, the highest regarded writers and theatre directors in Iran. 

Over the years, Aki has participated in several major theatre productions as director, assistant director, stage manager, and costume designer. 

Aki also performed in several plays, movies, and television shows, among them A Streetcar Named Desire, To Damascus, and Even Soul. 

She moved to Montreal Canada in 2009, bringing with her love and passion for theatre. In 2014, she had her first performance in Canada, in the piece One Minute silence, which was put on stage at the Segal Centre for performing arts. In 2015, Aki started to write her first full-length play Reflection of Silence, and in 2017 won an individual writing grant from the Canada Council for the Arts for this project. She also won the grant DémART-Mtl program from the Conseil des arts de Montréal in 2017. In 2019, she performed the lead on a Canadian movie Sin la Habana produced by Voyelles Film in Montreal. 

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Creative Team

Play by Aki Yaghoubi

Directed & Dramaturged by Diane Roberts

Guest cultural dramaturgy by Ülfet Sevdi 

Featuring: Adam Capriolo, Davide Chiazesse, Burcu Emeç, Ariel Ifegran, Amir Sám Nahkjavani, Anne-Audrey Remarais, Anne-Marie Saheb, Natalie Tannous

Photo Credit: Lukas Rodriguez

The writing of this play is supported by a writing grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.